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Address: Intercoastal Channel Marker 60, FL
Phone Number: +1 239-283-2278
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Description: Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL...
Cabbage Key is a 100 acre island located five miles off of Pine Island, FL in the Pine Island Sound. The Inn, built in the 1940's by the family of Mary Roberts Rinehart, now houses our famous Restaurant & Dollar Bill Bar and six guest rooms. The rooms in the Inn are all different with old Florida charm - they do not have TVs, phones, or refrigerators. We have seven cottages on the island, ranging from a 1 bedroom/1 bath cottage to 3 bedroom/3 bath waterfront units. All cottages have refrigerators, televisions (no cable) and coffee makers, some units have full kitchens. Our restaurant is open seven days a week and serves breakfast, lunch & dinner. If you want to relax on a beach...we do not have one here. But, Cayo Costa is a close kayak or boat ride away. This is a great retreat to discover "Old Florida", relax with a book, fish from our docks & watch the boats go by.
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We took the boat to Cabbage Key. We had lunch in the restaurant where people tape a dollar bill to the walls, ceilings. The food was good and the views were gorgeous. We took a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 22, 2015
Maryteresa P
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Fort Myers, Florida

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Fort Myers, Florida
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185 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

We took the boat to Cabbage Key. We had lunch in the restaurant where people tape a dollar bill to the walls, ceilings. The food was good and the views were gorgeous. We took a walk around the island and enjoyed all kinds of flowers and trees. One word of caution.. if you are going to walk around the island... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Fun place to visit from Captiva or Sanibel. Captiva Cruises tour guide was particularly good, gave us a great sense of Florida Pine Island Sound history. Food at Cabbage Key was delicious, service was cheerful, views were gorgeous. Nice nature walk available, also views from a wooden water tower. We enjoyed watching the dolphins play in the wake of the... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Spent an amazing long weekend with two other families at their Harbor View Cottage, right on the water. What a weekend! Kenny was over the top accommodating and super friendly during our stay. Never a dull moment! We had such a fun time fishing, kayaking, paddle boarding, walking the nature trails, watching playful dolphins & manatees, and of course dining... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

We love hearing about our guests’ experiences on our quaint island. Cabbage Key is a unique “Old Florida” island only accessible by boat. We have been serving locals and tourists for decades since Cabbage Key opened its doors in 1944 and we strive to give our guests great customer service and hope when they leave they can’t wait to get... More 

Burlington, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Water access only. The restaurant there is what inspired the song 'Cheeseburgers in Paradise'. Cool little place but not a ton of activity. Nice place to stop if you're out boating. I hope to go back one day.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your trip to our laid-back Island. We are always pleased when our guests have a positive experience. We hope to see you again soon! More 

Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

We found the staff like Jen Bell, made our island visit very accommodating to our family with kids in tow. It is awesome to know that service, food and friendliness could be found on such a remote location only accessible via boat. Being short a boat line, the Dock Master ran to grab use an unused line from the daily... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

On behalf of the entire staff at Cabbage Key, we would like to thank you for this wonderful review! We are happy that you enjoyed your visit and we appreciate when our guests take the time to write about their experience at Cabbage Key! Be sure to say “Hello” on your next visit! More 

Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Quiet and pristine, being here makes the rest if the world feel so far away! A fantastic dat trip by boat a great spot to get directly in touch with untouched nature. Bring a cooler and stay a long while watching tarpon roll and dolphins at okay just feet away

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write about your recent trip to Cabbage Key. It is rare to find untouched paradise still in existence. We invite you to come and spend a weekend with us in one of our “laid back” cottages and enjoy rest, relaxation and a cheeseburger in our “No shoes, no problem” atmosphere. More 

Punta Gorda, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The dock master is an ex SS Stormtrooper. Very bad people skills they should give him a customer service class. Anchor out and swim in!!! He wants a tip be nicer to people and you will get better tips.

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write to us regarding your recent visit to Cabbage Key. We have forwarded your concerns to our Management Team and we hope you will give us another try! More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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120 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

This is a fun day trip to get out of the crazies of "normal life"! We took the Kingfisher Fleet boat ($32.95) out of Punta Gorda for Cabbage Key. We applauded and cheered as many dolphins jumped the wake of our boat (they love the attention)! This was one of the trip highlights for me. While on the island, the... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience coming to Cabbage Key from Punta Gorda. The view from our Water Tower is spectacular and we are happy you enjoyed the view of our surrounding islands. Our restaurant was recently featured on the Food Network Channel for being one of America’s “Craziest” restaurant due to our “Dollar Bill” Room. We take go to... More 

Dallas
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562 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our three generation family enjoyed the uniqueness of the restaurant and the friendly waitress, Emily. The hostess had an attitude, but we got seated with our high chair and never saw her again. Our drink and food orders were taken and delivered promptly. They will cook your burger other ways besides medium. The only problem is that we ordered three... More 

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write to us concerning your recent visit to Cabbage Key. “Cheeseburger in Paradise” written about Cabbage Key is a rumor started many years ago…something Cabbage Key, Inc. has never endorsed nor advertised. However, in the 1970’s, Jimmy Buffett did spend time on Cabbage Key prior to performing a concert in Ft. Myers. Some... More 

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374 reviews
76 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

High points of island a 5000 year old shell mound. Quaint houses for the very few residents and a funky restaurant with good food

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cabbage_key, Guest Relations Manager at Cabbage Key, responded to this review

The Calusa Indians were the original inhabitants of Cabbage Key. The Island was then developed by the family of Mary Roberts Rinehart in the 1940's. We have seven cottages on the Island and six rooms in our Inn that we rent on a nightly basis. Our restaurant is open 7 days a week for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hope you... More 

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